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A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter

The English writer Angela Carter (1940-1992)... Carter found an audience before she died, at 51, of lung cancer....She was a savage smoker of cigarettes. “When she was writing,” Gordon says, “smoke would curl out from the keyhole in her room.”
New York Times
added Feb 22, 2017 03:42
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NUTTYCOMBE: The memories that tobacco evokes

At her funeral, we emptied cartons of her unsmoked cigarettes into a basket and set it next to the guest book, with an invitation to pick up a coffin nail in Mom’s honor...I do sometimes miss the smell of secondhand smoke. It smells like home.
Washington Post
added Jan 28, 2017 21:11
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‘Nicotine’: An honest account of the emotional complexity of quitting

But he’s managing his addiction well enough. “The craving seldom overpowers me and, when it does, I know how to bypass it,” he notes. So what of me and cigar 5,018? I plan on smoking it this Friday. Caring friends and overbearing doctors often suggest
Washington Post
added Jan 13, 2017 22:34
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Review: ‘Nicotine,’ the Stuff of Burning Desire

includes an introduction by the English writer Will Self that belongs in the hall of fame of bad introductions...tries to one-up Mr. Hens by bragging at length about his own peerless nicotine addiction. This introduction is profitably torn out, the way sm
New York Times
added Jan 11, 2017 03:36
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JAVITCH: How I Quit Smoking and Never Looked Back

Along with some eye-opening facts about nicotine addiction, Carr clarifies how cigarettes actually do nothing to enhance enjoyment in life, writing, “The whole business of smoking is like forcing yourself to wear tight shoes just to get the pleasure of t
Vogue
added Jan 9, 2017 01:57
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Review: In Nicotine, Gregor Hens reflects on a life with cigarettes

In his short, perceptive and thoroughly absorbing memoir, Nicotine, German author and Ohio State University linguistics professor Gregor Hens differentiates between the putative “last cigarette,” the one butted out on New Year’s Eve or other such occasio
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 7, 2017 16:47
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[Germany] Love, Terror, and Cigarettes

In “Nicotine,” the German writer Gregor Hens uses smoking as a vehicle to tell the darkly funny story of his life...smoking provides a vehicle for a story of domestic and national trauma.
The New Yorker
added Jan 3, 2017 07:28
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What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

Comparing the dangers of inhaling cigarettes with chowing down on candy bars may sound like false equivalence, but Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” will persuade you... documents showing that Big Sugar paid three Harvard scientists in the 1960s to p
New York Times
added Jan 2, 2017 16:17
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[California] Roseville woman releases anti-smoking children’s book

First-time author at 62 pens ‘Grandmas Shouldn’t Stink’
Roseville (CA) Press-Tribune
added Dec 12, 2016 06:26
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HENS: THE LAST LAST CIGARETTE

I’d have liked to have smoked with my grandfather...He died too soon. I’m convinced that he died because his cigarettes were taken away from him when he was admitted to the hospital after a fall,...I’ve often dreamt of smoking in an art museum.
The New Yorker
added Dec 3, 2016 00:11
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